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2021, Dredging and the Historic Environment, London

Event organised by Central Dredging Association

02 December 2021
14:00 - 19:30 GMT
One Great George Street
London, SW1P 3AA
United Kingdom

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CEDA-UK: Half-day in-person seminar 14:00 - 17:00, followed by our annual drinks reception from 17:00 – 19:30

Note: This is an in-person event and advance registration is required on the "Book now" button above.The event will also be streamed live online.Registerto receive the live streaming link!

With any construction or capital dredging project in the marine environment there is a risk of direct and indirect effects on known and undiscovered heritage assets. There is also the potential for impacts on the wider heritage resource such as palaeolandscapes or historic seascapes.

Development can therefore be subject to restrictions associated with the marine historic environment. Such restrictions can often be complex and difficult to navigate. Negotiating and progressing effective and proportionate mitigation strategies requires an in-depth understanding of marine heritage, relevant legislative, planning and licensing considerations and the potential impacts such activities can have on heritage assets.

This seminar provides an up-to-date review of current approaches to assessment, consenting and working with the relevant regulators, examining the way that practicality and feasibility of mitigation strategies is key to the success of the project. Followed by the most current thinking on approaches to palaeolandscapes and concluding with arguably one of the best examples in recent times of a large complex capital dredging project and how marine archaeology mitigation was successfully achieved.


1400 - 1430 – Speaker 1 RHDHV’s Vic Cooper – discussion mitigation, WSI’s etc
1430 - 1440 Q&A
1440 - 1510 – Speaker 2 – Dr Claire Mellett (Wessex Archaeology) – discussing English Channel dredge areas and palaeolandscapes
1510 - 1520 Q&A
1520 - 1535Break
1535 - 1650Final speaker - Captain Iain Greenlees OBE – QEC
1650 - 1700 Q&A

Dredging and the WSI: Setting out a strategy for marine archaeology

Vic Cooper– Senior Marine Heritage Consultant, Royal HaskoningDHV

Landscapes are bigger than licence areas: regional approaches to submerged palaeolandscape assessments

Dr Claire Mellett- Principal Marine Geoarchaeologist, Wessex Archaeology

Dredging back to the future – the QEC and marine archaeology

Captain Iain GreenleesOBE RN Rtd, HMNB Portsmouth
Jackie Lavender – Technical Director, Royal HaskoningDHV

Chaired by Jamie Gardiner from Royal HaskoningDHV, Committee Member of CEDA UK

Recorded Lecture